We are passionate about design and passionate about making. It’s a continuum, from sketchbook to life drawing to the RaD Room. It’s all under the aegis of architecture and practice. Making is a primal pleasure. If you provide the techniques, everybody gets giddy making something. It’s being stimulated by the stuff you create, the pleasure of making it, and the ability to share. Everybody can get fortified in different ways. Our Artist in Residence program is a testament to this CULTURE OF CREATIVITY.
 
We have completed design work on the Keck Institute for Space Studies at Caltech where the agenda is to create a sanctum for creative, revolutionary scientific dialogue and dreaming about the future of interplanetary travel.  Its mission is to bring world class scientists from decidedly diverse, even clashing, disciplines together. They understand the creative process and its centrality to great science. We do too.
 
For LA, the arts and sciences are profoundly inseparable. We are expert and preoccupied with notions of how we learn and how we train ourselves in meta-cognition, that is, how to access the left and right side of our brains as needed to be great learners and doers.

 Kitty Kurves

Over the years, we have found that cats love to occupy the great spaces in our larger architectural models.

They are arbiters of architectural space.

This figure/ground yin/yang play of spaces and places is a setting for the kitties to experience their inner architect.

The formal game is a decades long exploration of solid and void versions of the same shape and how this gives light and structure an opportunity to dance and entertain.

 

Dimensions: 42” x 42” x 36”

Materials: 3/16" steel plate

All components are fixed

 

This welded steel structure is designed and fabricated by and at Lehrer Architects LA studio in Silverlake.